Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Acting - B.F.A.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting is designed to prepare students for success in the professional theatre industry. By combining conservatory-style training with a strong liberal arts education, our students explore, develop, and hone their craft to become well-rounded artists with valuable skill sets that will prepare them for professional success.

Core Learning Goals

The Little Dog Laughed
      Our core departmental learning goals have been woven into all aspects of this rigorous four-year program from classroom and studio work, to rehearsals and productions in our mainstage season.
• Technique
• Analysis
• Professionalism
• Collaboration
Mainstage Season

Millikin’s mainstage season provides performance majors with many opportunities to gain valuable onstage experience.  A typical season will include:
• 2 musicals
• 2 plays
• 1 dance concert
• In alternating seasons an
opera co-produced with the
School of Music or a 3rd play

Six Degrees of Separation

 Performance Opportunities

Merchant of Venice

Performance opportunities are available to students beginning in their first semester. All B.F.A. performance majors are required to audition for our mainstage season and freshmen are eligible for casting. Additional performance opportunities may include:
• Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
(a student run theatre company)
• The Annual Children’s Show
• Student Cabarets
• The New Musicals Initiative
• Faculty Developed Works
 The Millikin Difference
The small school environment at Millikin University offers students many advantages including:
• Individualized attention
• Studio classes capped at 16
• Annual progress evaluations
• Faculty/student mentorships
and collaborations
• Interactions with students
from other disciplines

  Yankee Tavern 

 Why Choose Millikin?

The Whipping Man

There are a number of things that set Millikin apart from other schools:
• Small school environment
• First rate faculty
• National reputation
• Individualized attention
• Mentorship opportunities
• Conservatory-style training in a
liberal arts education
• Senior professional development
experience (showcase)
• Master class opportunities with
working professionals
• Study abroad in our London

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL